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Education for Responsible Democratic Citizenship

Objective

EU-society faces four major challenges: the Anthropocene crisis, digitalisation, the pandemic and the Ukraine war and its consequences. All these challenges put at risk the model of liberal democracy, which, of course, has faced similarly internal threats (e.g. political polarisation, right wing extremism, mistrust in scientific research and conspirational beliefs) and external critique (questioning whether plural democracy is the best model to affront societal challenges). Education, and especially Education for Democracy (EfD), shall contribute to the defence and enhancement of democracy. This includes the values and principles encompassed within the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4.7 in particular, defines that education should promote sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity.
To reinforce the resilience and sustainability of democracy, DEMOCRAT aims, through a participatory approach, to elaborate curricula for EfD based on a framework of responsible democratic competences (RDCs), to test them in open, local, innovative learning projects and to develop a toolbox to support the development of transformative EfD practices in the EU and beyond. DEMOCRAT’s ambitious research and innovation programme will provide insights into the points of comparison and contrast in EfD in the EU-member states, and will develop an innovative curriculum framework linking RDCs with digitalisation and sustainability. DEMOCRAT will test and analyse pedagogical practices and material considering its effectiveness for acquiring democratic competences and European identity. It will garner insights into the factors influencing the impact of EfD on public participation through the analysis of European data-sets, with a particular focus on the relation between socio-economic and educational inequalities and political and social participation.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 550 382,50
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

NOTUS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 239 250,00
Address
C Jonqueres 16 9a
08003 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 253 807,50
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn

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Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 392 175,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HOCHSCHULE DUSSELDORF
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 315 125,00
Address
Munsterstrasse 156
40476 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 254 975,00
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31-007 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 422 346,00
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
FOUNDATION FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 256 280,00
Address
Rue Abbe Cuypers 3
1040 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL PARENTS ALLIANCE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 169 500,00
Address
Snip 41
2171 KT Sassenheim

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CONTINUING EDUCATION NETWORK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 98 068,75
Address
Place De L Universite 1 L0 01 21
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00